Monday, 20 September 2021 17:44

SHERIFF: Individual accidentally shot at East Rockingham store

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SHERIFF: Individual accidentally shot at East Rockingham store Alex Cockerton - Richmond Observer

EAST ROCKINGHAM — A person was sent to the hospital early Monday afternoon following an accidental shooting at a convenience store.


According to Sheriff Mark Gulledge, two acquaintances were playing on gaming machines at Mill Road Grocery around lunchtime when one of the individuals reached in a fanny pack to get something out and a gun fell out.

The gun reportedly discharged when it hit the floor, striking the other individual in the leg.

The wounded individual was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond for treatment and the gun owner left the scene before deputies arrived, according to the sheriff.

Deputies had not yet made contact with the gun owner as of 5:30 p.m., Gulledge said.